Second-degree murder charge officially added to Noor complaint

December 11, 2018 03:48 PM

The video above is from a Nov. 30 report. 


A second-degree murder charge has officially been added against Mohamed Noor, the Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk in July 2017, according to court records. 

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The new complaint lists charges of second and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter.

RELATED: Judge allows 2nd-degree murder charge in Noor case

Judge Kathryn Quaintance signed an order allowing an amended complaint Friday. In the order, Quaintance stated, "the State argued that a sufficient basis exists for the additional charge." 

Prosecutors had argued that since Noor is already charged with third-degree murder, three of the four elements of a second-degree charge are satisfied.

RELATED: Prosecutors petition to add 2nd-degree murder charge against Noor

Their petition argued the shooting also satisfied the fourth element - that Noor intended to kill Ruszczyk.

Noor and his partner responded to a 911 call from Ruszczyk the night of July 15, 2017, about a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her South Minneapolis home.

Noor's partner, officer Matthew Harrity, said he heard a thump on the hood of the car before Noor reached across Harrity and fired at Ruszczyk.


 

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